Summer at Blake Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-869711
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: December 14, 2023
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: June 10, 2024
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire enthusiastic, energetic and experienced lifeguards and swim instructors for its Summer at Blake aquatics programs.  Lifeguards and Instructors are responsible for ensuring the safety of campers participating in swim lessons, leading skill based programs and monitoring camp aquatics activities. 


Day Camp at Blake serves over 200 weekly participants, ages 4-14 in grades Pre-K-8 on the Hopkins campus. Candidates should be available for employee training and preparation scheduled prior to the start of camp. 


  • 2024 Summer at Blake: 6/10-6/21 Employee Training & Retreat, 6/24-8/9 Programming (no programs will be held on 6/19, 7/4 or 7/5)


Day Camp at Blake will take place on Blake’s Hopkins campus. Transportation will be provided for all off-site excursions. Counselors and program specialists report to the director to ensure a safe, fun and nurturing environment for all participants. 

The committee will begin the review of applications on Jan. 1.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,331 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and core values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE


Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications (Applicants without current certifications may contact for paid training opportunities):


  • Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Current certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Basic Swim Instructor
  • Experience providing swim instruction to students ages 5-14
  • The ability to maintain constant supervision of campers in the pool facility
  • Communicate professionally with people of all ages and abilities
  • Patient, energetic, and positive attitude